the repetition of a consonant sound at the beginning of a series of words
Alliteration
reference to persons or events in the past or in literature
Allusion
a comparison of two things that are similar in some way for the purpose of explaining or clarifying
Analogy
the methods used to show the personalities of the characters in a literary work
Characterization
conversations among characters
Dialogue
the final outcome or resolution fo the main conflict of the story
Denouement
hints or clues given to suggest what will happen later in the story
Foreshadowing
a statement that is deliberately exaggerated for effect
Hyperbole
an expression that says one thing but means something else
Idiom
using figurative language and description to convey mental images that appeal to our senses
Imagery
words or phrases that mean the opposite of the literal meaning
Irony
comparing two things by suggesting one thing is another
Metaphor
the atmosphere or feeling created by a work of literature
Mood
the series of events that happen in a literary work
Plot
comparing two things by using the words "like" or "as"
Simile
the use of symbols (word, object, or action) to represent an abstract idea
Symbolism
the arrangement of words in sentences
Syntax
the central idea, message, or meaning of a literary work
Theme
the attitude of a writer toward the subject of a composition
Tone
the character or force against which the main character struggles in a literary work
Antagonist
the main character in a literary work; hero or heroine
Protagonist